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6 items from 2014


Richard Crudo re-elected Asc president

10 June 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The board of governors at the American Society Of Cinematographers (Asc) has appointed its new officers.

Current incumbent Crudo has been re-elected president and will embark on his fifth term. He also served from 2003-05.

Newly elected vice-presidents are Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson; treasurer is Matthew Leonetti; secretary is Fred Goodich; and sergeant-at-arms is Isidore Mankofsky.

The board members, elected in May by the Asc’s active membership, are: John Bailey, Bill Bennett, Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Michael Goi, Leonetti, Stephen Lighthill, Daryn Okada, Michael O’ Shea, Lowell Peterson, Rodney Taylor, van Oostrum, and Haskell Wexler.

Alternates are Mankofsky, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Robert Primes, Steven Fierberg and Kenneth Zunder.

“I’m profoundly humbled that my colleagues have once again chosen me to serve in this position,” said Crudo. “Right now, the organisation is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing our mission of promoting the role »

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Ghostbusters'

18 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Every summer has a dominant blockbuster, but it’s not every year that the season’s biggest movie inspires a legitimate mania. Ghostbusters, which surrounded some of the funniest guys on the planet with expensive — though slightly cheesy — special effects, was a certifiable phenomenon. In 1984, your classmates, your teacher, your pen-pal in Nairobi, even your half-deaf grandmother knew the emphatic, enthusiastic chanted response to the winking question, “Who you gonna call?” Thirty years later, everyone still knows the answer.

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis played the trio of disgraced parapsychologists who pick the perfect time to go into »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Christopher Nolan At The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards – Video

18 February 2014 4:39 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Saturday, February 15, director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight) announced the Academy Award of Merit dedicated to “all those who built and operated film laboratories, for over a century of service to the motion picture industry.” In all, 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients were honored.

Nolan’s upcoming film, Interstellar, will be released in theaters on November 7, 2014. Starring Matthew McConaugheyAnne Hathaway and Michael Caine, the film chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Watch the video from the Academy’s Scientific & Technical Awards held at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

For the first time in the history of the Scientific and Technical Awards, a large number of individuals, collectively, were recognized with an Academy Award of Merit (an »

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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards

8 January 2014 9:20 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

In addition, visual effects supervisor and director of photography Peter W. Anderson will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar® statuette) for technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry.  Post-production and distribution executive Charles “Tad” Marburg will receive the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy.

For the first time in the history of the Scientific and Technical Awards, a large number of individuals, collectively, will be recognized with an Academy Award® of Merit (an Oscar statuette). The award is dedicated to “all those who built and operated film laboratories, for over a century of service to the motion picture industry. »

- Michelle McCue

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Oscar Unveils 19 Sci-Tech Achievements

8 January 2014 2:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements, represented by 52 individuals, will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation Feb. 15 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

In addition, visual effects supervisor and d.p. Peter W. Anderson will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar statuette) for tech contributions “that have brought credit to the industry,” according to the Acad. Post-production and distribution executive Charles “Tad” Marburg will get the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy.

For the first time in the history of the Scientific and Technical Awards, a large number of individuals, collectively, will be recognized with an Academy Award of Merit (an Oscar statuette). The award is dedicated to “all those who built and operated film laboratories, for over a century of service to the motion picture industry. »

- Tim Gray

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Academy Awards: Scientific And Technical Award Honorees Announced

7 January 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named the 19 achievements that will be celebrated by the Academy at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation Saturday, Feb. 15.

The awards will be presented separately from the Oscars, and are, indeed, awarded through a different process. The technologies honored do not need to have been invented in the year 2013 to win, rather, they need to have been proven to be vital contributions to filmmaking.

“This year’s honorees have in a myriad of ways enabled today’s moviegoing experience. Their efforts have advanced not only the art and science of motion pictures, but the work of countless global industries,” proclaimed Richard Edlund, the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee Chair, himself an Oscar-winner for his work in visual effects.

Here is the entire list as presented in the press official Academy press release:

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